Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment

The Impact of Biomass Burning on Climate and Air Quality:
An Intensive Study of Western North America Fires

NOAA Field and Laboratory Studies during 2016-2019

Steering Committee: James M. Roberts1, Carsten Warneke1,2, Joshua P. Schwarz1, Robert J. Yokelson3, R. Bradley Pierce4, Barry Lefer5, James H. Crawford6, Kirk R. Baker7, Amy P. Sullivan8

Contributors: Joost A. de Gouw1,2, Karl Froyd1,2, Daniel M. Murphy1, Ru-Shan Gao1, Gregory J. Frost1,2, Michael K. Trainer1, Stuart A. McKeen1,2, James B. Burkholder1, John S. Daniel1, Eric J. Williams1, David W. Fahey1

  1. NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO
  2. Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, and NOAA, Boulder, CO
  3. Department of Chemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  4. NOAA NESDIS Center for SaTellite Applications and Research (STAR), Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Madison, WI
  5. NASA Earth Science Division, Tropospheric Composition Program, Washington, DC
  6. NASA Science Directorate, Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
  7. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC
  8. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

aerial fire plumeforest fire at night
USDA fire labNOAA WP-3D aircraft
map of America's relative risk of fires of concern (FOC)